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If the Space Force Won’t Fight Aliens, Who the Hell Will?



 
 
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Old March 7th 19, 03:03 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Miloch
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Default If the Space Force Won’t Fight Aliens, Who the Hell Will?

https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/if...wil-1833079619

Late last week, military news site Task & Purpose confirmed a disturbing fact:
the newly created U.S. Space Force has no intention of fighting aliens. Despite
the recent uptick of military UFO sightings, the Pentagon appears uninterested
(at least officially) in the possibility of hostile aliens. But if an alien
invasion does take place, which arm of the Pentagon would respond? The answer:
probably all of them.

During a recent Pentagon roundtable, Task & Purpose’s Pentagon reporter Jeff
Schogol asked if the Space Force “is concerned about threats posed by
extraterrestrial intelligence.” The official answer he got back? “No.”

Schogol’s question was asked with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but the
revelation last year that U.S. Navy fighter jets encountered alleged UFO craft
in 2004 and again in 2015—in both instances appearing on radar and leaving
behind video evidence—makes one wonder.

If the unidentified flying objects described by Navy pilots, as well as military
and civilian personnel for the past seventy years, are really of
extraterrestrial origin and unfriendly, how would the Pentagon deal with them?

https://youtu.be/3RlbqOl_4NA

If UFOs suddenly descended from the skies, toasting the Statue of Liberty, the
Great Mall of America, and the Golden Gate Bridge with death rays, the Pentagon
would need to convene some sort of study group to quickly determine what kind of
threat it was dealing with. If that happens, forget the Air Force.

Ironically, the service that would most likely take the lead is the U.S. Navy.

Why the Navy? Aliens would likely come from vast distances, traveling light
years in long distance voyages, to smash puny humans. The U.S. Navy is unique
among the services in planning similar, though much, much shorter voyages. Both
submarines and UFOs deal with pressure—in the case of submarines the pressure is
on the outside, while in space the pressure is on the inside of the vehicle.
From an operational and technical standpoint, aliens and sailors have a few
things in common.

There are other reasons the Navy might take the lead. Seventy-one percent of the
Earth’s surface is covered by water, and if aliens operated from the water
(remember, the 2004 sighting included reports of a 737-sized object on the
surface of the ocean) the Navy is unique in having manned aircraft, surface
ships, and submarines prowling above, on, and below the surface of the ocean.
The Navy could also sail to the most remote locations in the world’s oceans,
establishing a military presence for weeks or months, to investigate and monitor
for enemy activity.

The Air Force could operate against aliens, but the service’s fighters and
bombers could only remain on station for mere minutes or hours before returning
to base. Against a terrestrial threat this isn’t really a big deal, but against
an alien threat we know nothing about—and according to the 2004 incident,
theoretically capable of traveling extraordinary distances in a blink of an
eye—such a force will be less useful.

If humans could lure aliens into a set-piece battle the Air Force could bring a
lot of firepower, but how one lures aliens into battle is anyone’s guess. In the
meantime the Space Force, nestled under control of the Air Force, would
contribute to the alien war by maintaining the U.S. military’s network of
position, navigation, and timing/GPS satellites, communication satellites, and
other space-based assets.

The Army would be the service responsible if aliens attempted a landing in the
United States, or presumably one of our allies. The Army’s 10 combat divisions
would spring into action, attempting to destroy the aliens with fire and
maneuver. It would be in many ways similar to countering an airborne landing,
with the Army attempting to destroy the alien’s landing zone and prevent the
flow of alien reinforcements. The Marines could also get in on the alien
fighting, particularly overseas in Asia, Europe, or even the Middle East—though
one would like to think aliens would be smart enough to avoid that region and
the prospect of their own 18-year war altogether.

Of course, all of this is contingent on the U.S. military being on par with
alien technology... which, frankly, is extremely unlikely. The universe is
billions of years old, and other races could easily have a head start of a
million years or more on us. And certainly, any species capable of interstellar
flight is far more technologically advanced.

Consider that a handful of 21st century tanks could crush an army from the 11th
century, or even the 19th century for that matter. Even a difference of a
thousand years would be ample enough to ensure humanity’s defeat from even a
minor alien expedition/hunting trip/bachelor party.

If aliens do exist, ultimately it may not matter if they are hostile or not. Our
destruction at their hands would be about as inevitable as destruction from an
extinction-level meteor impact. They could even be friendly, the combination of
advanced, destructive technology and violent tendencies leading to intelligent
life self-screening itself from interstellar travel. (That would be bad news for
humanity.) The “UFOs” people are seeing could even be top secret U.S. government
craft. The aliens could be us. In the end, maybe it doesn’t matter if the
Pentagon has a plan to fight aliens after all.




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Old March 7th 19, 03:24 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Mitchell Holman[_9_]
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Default If the Space Force Won’t Fight Aliens, Who the Hell Will?

Miloch wrote in
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https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/if...t-fight-aliens
-who-the-hell-wil-1833079619

Late last week, military news site Task & Purpose confirmed a
disturbing fact: the newly created U.S. Space Force has no intention
of fighting aliens. Despite the recent uptick of military UFO
sightings, the Pentagon appears uninterested (at least officially) in
the possibility of hostile aliens. But if an alien invasion does take
place, which arm of the Pentagon would respond? The answer: probably
all of them.

During a recent Pentagon roundtable, Task & Purpose’s Pentagon
reporter Jeff Schogol asked if the Space Force “is concerned about
threats posed by extraterrestrial intelligence.” The official answer
he got back? “No.”

Schogol’s question was asked with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but
the revelation last year that U.S. Navy fighter jets encountered
alleged UFO craft in 2004 and again in 2015—in both instances
appearing on radar and leaving behind video evidence—makes one wonder.

If the unidentified flying objects described by Navy pilots, as well
as military and civilian personnel for the past seventy years, are
really of extraterrestrial origin and unfriendly, how would the
Pentagon deal with them?

https://youtu.be/3RlbqOl_4NA

If UFOs suddenly descended from the skies, toasting the Statue of
Liberty, the Great Mall of America, and the Golden Gate Bridge with
death rays, the Pentagon would need to convene some sort of study
group to quickly determine what kind of threat it was dealing with. If
that happens, forget the Air Force.

Ironically, the service that would most likely take the lead is the
U.S. Navy.

Why the Navy? Aliens would likely come from vast distances, traveling
light years in long distance voyages, to smash puny humans. The U.S.
Navy is unique among the services in planning similar, though much,
much shorter voyages. Both submarines and UFOs deal with pressure—in
the case of submarines the pressure is on the outside, while in space
the pressure is on the inside of the vehicle. From an operational and
technical standpoint, aliens and sailors have a few things in common.

There are other reasons the Navy might take the lead. Seventy-one
percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and if aliens
operated from the water (remember, the 2004 sighting included reports
of a 737-sized object on the surface of the ocean) the Navy is unique
in having manned aircraft, surface ships, and submarines prowling
above, on, and below the surface of the ocean. The Navy could also
sail to the most remote locations in the world’s oceans, establishing
a military presence for weeks or months, to investigate and monitor
for enemy activity.

The Air Force could operate against aliens, but the service’s fighters
and bombers could only remain on station for mere minutes or hours
before returning to base. Against a terrestrial threat this isn’t
really a big deal, but against an alien threat we know nothing
about—and according to the 2004 incident, theoretically capable of
traveling extraordinary distances in a blink of an eye—such a force
will be less useful.

If humans could lure aliens into a set-piece battle the Air Force
could bring a lot of firepower, but how one lures aliens into battle
is anyone’s guess. In the meantime the Space Force, nestled under
control of the Air Force, would contribute to the alien war by
maintaining the U.S. military’s network of position, navigation, and
timing/GPS satellites, communication satellites, and other space-based
assets.

The Army would be the service responsible if aliens attempted a
landing in the United States, or presumably one of our allies. The
Army’s 10 combat divisions would spring into action, attempting to
destroy the aliens with fire and maneuver. It would be in many ways
similar to countering an airborne landing, with the Army attempting to
destroy the alien’s landing zone and prevent the flow of alien
reinforcements. The Marines could also get in on the alien fighting,
particularly overseas in Asia, Europe, or even the Middle East—though
one would like to think aliens would be smart enough to avoid that
region and the prospect of their own 18-year war altogether.

Of course, all of this is contingent on the U.S. military being on par
with alien technology... which, frankly, is extremely unlikely. The
universe is billions of years old, and other races could easily have a
head start of a million years or more on us. And certainly, any
species capable of interstellar flight is far more technologically
advanced.

Consider that a handful of 21st century tanks could crush an army from
the 11th century, or even the 19th century for that matter. Even a
difference of a thousand years would be ample enough to ensure
humanity’s defeat from even a minor alien expedition/hunting
trip/bachelor party.

If aliens do exist, ultimately it may not matter if they are hostile
or not. Our destruction at their hands would be about as inevitable as
destruction from an extinction-level meteor impact. They could even be
friendly, the combination of advanced, destructive technology and
violent tendencies leading to intelligent life self-screening itself
from interstellar travel. (That would be bad news for humanity.) The
“UFOs” people are seeing could even be top secret U.S. government
craft. The aliens could be us. In the end, maybe it doesn’t matter if
the Pentagon has a plan to fight aliens after all.




Stephen Hawking was right. Using SETI to send out
greeting signals to aliens is exactly the wrong thing
to do. History has shown that when an advanced culture
discovers a more primitive one the primitive always
loses. The best we can hope for is that aliens seeing
our existing radio traffic would judge us too primitive
and lacking in exploitable resources to bother with.
It is only when we pose a threat of expansion into
their turf that they will spend the energy to destroy
us. Quickly and utterly. And using a method we cannot
defend against, like wiping out the ozone layer or
disrupting our magnetic shield. Earth would become
Mars very quickly.















 




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